Who doesn’t love a good massage? You might think that massage therapy is a modern phenomenon and great for relaxation. However, there are many medicinal benefits associated with massage, and it’s a part of a traditional holistic system of healing methods that began over 5,000 years ago.
Massage therapy originated in India around 3000 BCE and is considered a sacred system of natural healing. Ayurveda practitioners for generations have used massage therapy to heal injuries, relieve pain and prevent and cure illnesses. Three hundred hundred years later, around 2700 BCE, Buddhist monks brought it to China and South East Asia, where the practice developed as a combination of skills and methods of Traditional Medicine. The ancient Chinese developed a text, “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic Book of Internal Medicine,” that is today considered a staple of alternative massage therapy to acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal remedies.
Although massage methods may have changed over the past 5,000 years, its benefits have not. According to the Mayo Clinic, massage is part of integrative medicine and can be prescribed standard for many medical issues. The primary benefits of massage include pain relief, stress, and muscle tension. Mayo Clinic also points massage can also treat anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, migraines and other headaches, stress-related insomnia, myofascial pain syndrome, injuries from sports, and different situations such as soft tissue strains and TMJ.
Massage is a way of life in my native Chinese culture. Parents give regular massage to their kids to heal common ailments like running nose, indigestion, and toothache. “Massage the outside of either index finger for 30 seconds and repeat every 5 minutes for an hour” was my mother’s loving prescription for a tummy ache. Olivia was a colic child. In my aromatherapy studies, I came across a recipe for a colic bath soak. Due to her heart surgery, she couldn’t have baths for the first months of her life. So I tweaked the recipe into massage oil. I would sing and massage her whole body while she drifted off to sleep. Not only did it strengthen the bond between us, Olivia rarely had another episode of colic after that. To this day, she asks for a back rub with “momma stuff,” which she calls all of my creations.
What is massage oil?
Massage oil allows your hands to glide over the skin without friction during a massage. I prefer this over cream because it’s way more natural. Also, since our oil-based formula doesn’t contain any water, I do not need to add a preservative to prevent microbial growth, a skin irritation ingredient. For our formula, I chose jojoba seed oil, olive oil infused with organic herbs, and fractionated coconut oil for carrier oils. This combination is non-greasy, provides easy glide, and is excellent for sensitive skin. Some companies use sunflower oil or sweet almond oil, but I find the former to go rancid rather quickly and the latter a bit too greasy for my liking.
CBD Massage Oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound extracted from the cannabis plant. (I use the term cannabis to include both hemp and marijuana, I talk about the differences between hemp and marijuana in this blog post.) When used topically, CBD is absorbed through the largest organ of our body – the skin. Our body’s endocannabinoid system can then use it. In this blog post, I talk about our endocannabinoid system and how phytocannabinoids such as CBD work with it in detail. In a nutshell, the endocannabinoid system is involved in many physiological processes, including motor control, memory and learning, pain perception, regulation of energy balance, and food intake. It is also engaged in other endocrine functions, vascular responses, modulation of the immune system, and neuroprotection.
Our body produces cannabinoids naturally, endocannabinoids. However, when insufficient cannabinoids are created to maintain stasis, you can take phytocannabinoids made by plants. CBD is such a cannabinoid. Topical CBD products are absorbed through the skin and bind to cannabinoid receptors responsible for bodily functions. Studies have suggested CBD has multiple systematic effects on the body. Due to regulation, I am not permitted to write about what the benefits of CBD oil. However, this topic has been throughly discussed and a simple google search will lead you to your own conclusion.
Powerful Herbal Infusions
The best CBD massage oils on the market do not rely on CBD as the main active ingredient. Known as the entourage effect, when combined with other potent terpenes, our body recognizes full spectrum hemp extract and broad-spectrum hemp extract better than isolates. In addition, we utilize other plants for their natural healing properties. Our house-made herbal infusion oil is profoundly comforting for muscles, joint pain, the head, and skin. This herbal oil is a powerhouse blend of three solar-infused herbal oils of St. John’s wort, calendula, and arnica. All three infusions are expertly made with wildcrafted flowers and organic ingredients. It is also excellent for dry skin. To take advantage of the plant terpene entourage effect, we also added lavender essential oils and peppermint.
While the roll-on is perfect for targeting specific areas of pain and sore muscles, our full-sized CBD Massage oil is excellent for self and partner massage. Carry the roll-on and use it to massage your temples and neck on stressful days, massage achy, overworked muscles after a workout, or sore joints after a long day in the garden.
Is CBD legal?
CBD products derived from the hemp plant with less than 0.3% THC are legal federally but can be charged as marijuana in some states such as Arizona and Hawaii. If you are hitting the road, check state status first by reading this blog post.) Marijuana-derived CBD products, on the other hand, are illegal federally but legal under some state laws. Also, keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved nonprescription CBD products, leading to inaccurate labeling by companies not regulated by their state. We are a certified and licensed manufacture and retailer of hemp products in the form of Ohio. Our quality products are sent to a third-party lab to ensure purity and accurate labeling.
Roll-on bottle: 1 fl oz and best use for target areas. Contains 100mg of broad-spectrum CBD
This product is for external use and should be kept out of reach of children.
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